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Paramount Plans An "Explorers" Remake

By Garth Franklin Wednesday March 12th 2014 10:50PM

Paramount Pictures is planning a remake of Joe Dante's 1985 sci-fi family classic "Explorers" through its low-budget Insurge banner.

The original followed three outcast teens (Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix and Bobby Fite) who bond over the creation of a homemade spaceship that sends them into the deepest reaches of the galaxy. There they meet an adolescent alien that has been weaned on human television.

The new version is reportedly drawing comparisons to the upcoming found footage time travel movie "Welcome to Yesterday". Geoff Moore and David Posamentier will pen the screenplay while Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec will produce.

Source: Heat Vision

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